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Buddy Shaw spent fourteen years of affiliation and consulting with multi-line insurance agencies in the area of employee benefits.  In looking at the industry, he felt the need to broaden his philosophy of personal and extraordinary service to employers struggling with the challenges of maintaining benefit plans to attract and keep quality employees.  Therefore, in 1988, he established W. E. Shaw & Associates.  Buddy’s philosophy was based on the approach that the employer’s needs are the single most important aspect of the benefit package and that ongoing service to that employer was the key to success.  He felt it time in the industry to replace the product driven sales approach for one of services provided to the employer/ client that would assist them in more fully understanding their benefit packages and being able to manage them both from a fiscal aspect and as a solution to meet the needs of their employees.


Within the industry and by their current clients, W. E. Shaw & Associates is recognized as a leader in the employee benefits field.  Having enjoyed annual growth in excess of industry standards, today the agency manages over $65 million in premium dollars for its client base, with over 400 lines of coverage in force with 60 different carriers.

Our associates have well over a century of experience in the benefits field.  Their backgrounds include a former Chief Financial Officer in a wholesale distribution company with over 1,000 employees in 13 states, a former Vice President of Human Resources who oversaw the benefits package for over 13,000 employees in multi-national locations, a practicing ERISA attorney and a former President of a multi-state manufacturing firm with over 3,000 employees. This diversity of expertise, from associates who have been in  the client’s shoes, allows W. E. Shaw & Associates a unique ability to understand and address the needs of its client base.  With the depth of experience on this team, W. E. Shaw & Associates provides the client with expertise and services comparable to that which is available from the largest national firms at a fraction of the cost.

About Us


Group Benefits


Benefits for employers of all sizes.

Individual Health Insurance


Policies with multiple carriers both on- and off-Marketplace.



Medicare Advantage policies and Medicare supplments.

Voluntary Benefits


Wide range of supplmental plans to complete your insurance protection.

Life and Disability Insurance


Individual life and disability insurance plans.

Compliance Assistance


Multiple services to help you stay in complaice with with legal and regulatory requirements related to insurance benefits.

Our Services


Buddy Shaw
Buddy Shaw


Stephen Anderson

Managing Partner

Michael Dodd

Managing Partner

Chris Clunan


Our Team
Bob Atkins


Henry Ballard


Connie Elliott

Office Manager

Amie Guinn, PHR

Administrative Assistant

Mike Fussell


Stacy Matheson

Account Executive

Larry Gordon



"Just wanted to send you a note of thanks for all of your kindness toward our staff, helping them all to get signed up for the health insurance! You went so far above & beyond what I could have hoped for."


"I don't know what we would do without you!"

"We just learned more in one meeting than we have learned in three years from [another broker]"

Success Stories


Our Address

133 Indian Lake Rd., Suite 101

Hendersonville, TN 37075 \\ Tel: 615.264.2065

Our Hours

Monday – Friday  08:00AM – 04:30PM



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